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February 23rd, 2007
Media Advisory: Museum Parking Fees Extending to Include Weekdays


Beginning Thursday, March 1, 2007, the Museum’s parking charge, currently $5 on the Terrace on weekends, will be in effect seven days a week for general visitors. A $4 parking charge will apply to Museum members beginning April 1, 2007. The $5 parking fee has previously applied on weekends only.

Visitors arriving by car will pay at the parking kiosk recently installed near the West Entrance. The kiosk will be attended from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. (8:45 p.m. on Friday evenings).

The Museum is also served by public transportation including SEPTA bus routes 7, 48, 32, and 38 as well as the Phlash service (seasonal).

Contact: Norman Keyes, Jr. 215-684-7862/ nkeyes@philamuseum.org

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

For additional information, contact the Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art phone at 215-684-7860, by fax at 215-235-0050, or by e-mail at pressroom@philamuseum.org. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100.

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